Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Counseling and Human Services
In light of nation-wide events and its impact on mental health, this study developed the Country Satisfaction Scale (CSS) to measure individual’s country satisfaction. This study interviewed 7 participants in the United States to generate scale items, collected data for preliminary factor analysis (N = 371), and for final factor analyses (N = 802). The results confirmed a 3-factor (Systemic Structures, Equality & Acceptance, and Resources & Benefits) structure with two additional complementary factor models: second-order 3-factor model and bifactor-(S-1) model with general (G) factor and 2 specific factors. Further validity tests also confirmed the CSS. The results of this study provide a tool to measure the impact of country on individual’s well-being. Other implications and limitations are discussed further.
Kim, Daewon, "The Development of the Country Satisfaction Scale" (2021). Dissertations. 3931.
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